Edit 8/25/08 – This is the number 1 searched post on my blog. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and tell me why you’re Googling for this restaurant, because I’m totally curious. Oh, and I totally ate at Spiffy’s in March of 08 again and it still is pretty good, and the pie is still awesome.
The first time I drove up to Seattle, I saw the sign by the side of the road and determined that I would be stopping, oh yes. People who know me, know why. And it’s not for the, um, ‘ethnic food’.
Anyway, what began as an amusing side trip has become an important tradition when I drive northwards. It’s a diner, folks, don’t doubt it. Don’t expect anything fancy. Don’t be freaked out by the preponderance of evangelical Christian literature (on the walls, on the tables, in the menus). Just order the pie and bliss out. Seriously, best coconut cream pie I’ve ever had.
This last trip was the first time I’d been for breakfast (I lovelovelove their hamburgers, to the point I crammed myself onto a counter seat on Labor Day last year to get one. They bake their own bread, people!) On the weekends, they trot out the steam table and have an all-you-can-eat buffet, but I didn’t want to hurt myself. So I had some kind of, um, scramble (Worst. Food Blogger. Ever.)
Please note the lack of greasy shine on the plate, hash browns, or eggies. Which is super-bonus plus. So is the whole leaving-the-coffee-carafe-on-my-table, which may have just been ’cause it was HOLYCRAPIT’SEARLY on a Saturday morning and they weren’t busy. They also have flavored non-dairy single shot creamers, along with the usual half-and-half single shots.
If you ever find yourself around Exit 68 in Washington State, stop by. It’s totally worth it. Says me. Hee.